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Girls Active Scheme wins #BeAGameChanger Award

Girls Active won the most inspiring national initiative at the #BeAGameChanger Awards at the Troxy in London last night.

Hosted by the Women’s Sport Trust, the #BeAGameChanger Awards celebrates the organisations and individuals who are doing the most to progress and showcase women’s sport.

The event, now in its third year, brings together elite athletes, journalists, grassroots sports clubs, national governing bodies and charities together, recognising a diverse range of talented individuals and projects that are helping to boost women’s sport.

Girls Active is led by the Youth Sport Trust, funded by Sport England and delivered in partnership with Women in Sport. It offers a simple flexible action planning framework to help teachers and girls work together and address their individual needs. The main objective of Girls Active is to help teachers and teenage girls understand what motivates them to take part in PE and sport; developing an action plan based on their feedback on how it should be delivered.

Ruth Holdaway, CEO of Women in Sport said:

“We are thrilled that Girls Active has been recognised through the #BeAGameChanger Awards. It is recognition of the vital importance of this scheme, which aims to make sure as many girls as possible take part in and have access to all the benefits that sport can offer. Sport has a fundamental role to play in inspiring girls and helping them to raise their aspirations and confidence.

We look forward to continuing to support and work in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust on this crucial scheme.”

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust said:

“We are delighted that Girls Active has won the most inspiring national initiative at the #BeAGameChanger Awards. It is testament to the fantastic collaboration we have had not only between the young women and their teachers whom we have worked with but also Women in Sport our partner and Sport England for their investment. We thank the Women’s Sports Trust for the award and all the work they do to increase the visibility of women’s sport.”

Women in Sport and the Youth Sport Trust will launch the latest Girls Active research findings into the motivations, attitudes and barriers that teenage girls and boys face, in September.

This year has also seen the launch of the Girls Active Awards to celebrate schools’ star Girls Active achievers in the areas of attainment, wellness and leadership. Click here for more information and to nominate and see the latest Girls Active campaign film here.